WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Women’s basketball drops two

Senior forward earns a pair of double-doubles in losses

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon dropped a pair of nonleague women’s basketball .games, falling to Concordia 72-69 on Nov. 18 and Humboldt State 70-60 on Saturday.

WOU sophomore Jordan Mottershaw led the Wolves with 17 points against the Lumberjacks on Saturday, while senior Dana Goularte added 13 points and 15 rebounds for a double-double. But Humboldt State shot 55 percent from the field in the second half to earn the victory.

Despite the loss, WOU coach Holli Howard-Carpenter said the team showed progress.

"That's the best we've played all year against a quality team,” Howard-Carpenter said. "(Humboldt State is) well-coached. They work really hard. … I was happy with the way that we responded after our Tuesday night game.”

Goularte also recorded a double-double against Concordia, scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Western Oregon took a 0-4 record into its game at Corban Tuesday after press time.

MEN’S BASKETBALL SPLITS HOME GAMES:  Western Oregon split a pair of home games during the WOU/Double Tree by Hilton D2 Shootout on Friday and Saturday. The Wolves opened with an 81-74 loss to Azusa Pacific on Friday. WOU fell behind 46-35 at the break before holding Azusa to 34.5 percent shooting in the second half. Junior forward Andy Avgi scored 18 points to lead the Wolves while Lewis Thomas added 11. The Wolves (2-2 overall) picked up their second victory of the season as WOU took a 33-21 lead into the half before holding on for the win. Thomas scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double as four Wolves’ players scored in double figures. Western Oregon visited Dixie State Tuesday after press time. The Wolves continue their road trip, facing California State, Monterey Bay on Friday and Academy of Art on Saturday.

WOU CROSS-COUNTRY COMPETES AT REGIONAL: Western Oregon’s cross-country teams saw their seasons come to a close at the NCAA Division II West Regional in Billings, Mont., on Saturday. Freshman David Ribich placed 52nd overall in the men’s race, finishing the 10-kilometer course in 32 minutes, 34.34 seconds, while Zach Holloway took 58th in 32:43.94. The men’s team took 19th out of 24 teams. The women’s squad placed 16th out of 29 teams. Junior Stephanie Stuckey led the Wolves, taking 58th overall in the 6-kilometer race, finishing in 23:08.5, followed by Rachel Crawford in 73rd in 23:25.29.

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